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Sparks Team Up With Franz Ferdinand For New Album Project

9th February 2014

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed up with oddball electro-pop pioneers Sparks for a new album project.The Take Me Out...

Jared Leto Leads Silence For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

10th November 2013

Jared Leto led a minute's silence at the MTV EMAs for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The rocker...

Bestival 2013: Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Johnny Marr & The Knife Rock The Boat

9th September 2013

Bestival drew to a close last night (8th Sep) as thousands of revellers - dressed in their finest ocean-themed gear...

In One Last Bout Of Summer Festival Euphoria, Snoop Dogg And Franz Ferdinand Rock Bestival

8th September 2013

Snoop Dogg and Franz Ferdinand dominated Saturday at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Festival goers enjoyed a rare bit...

The Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action For Franz Ferdinand: Not Breaking Up

22nd August 2013

Releasing a fourth album isn’t as easy as you’d think; sure you’ve made the relevant contacts, established a fan base...

Franz Ferdinand Nearly Disbanded

21st August 2013

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos almost broke up the chart-topping group two years ago after growing tired of the "routine"...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

11th August 2013

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering...

A Week In Music, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video, Dawes Talk New Album And Bob Dylan And Mercury And Jackson Duets Are To Be Unveiled

30th July 2013

A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black...

Fascinating Fact: 3785815

28th July 2013

Diane Martel, the director who made the controversial videos for Miley Cyrus' We Can't Stop and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines,...

Beck Performs Sheet Music Album With Star Guests

8th July 2013

Singer/songwriter Beck brought his innovative sheet music album to life on stage in London last week (ends07Jul13) with help from...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

8th July 2013

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

5th July 2013

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet...

Franz Ferdinand Want 'Instant Buzz' From Songs

2nd June 2013

Franz Ferdinand want their songs to have an ''instant buzz'' as well as a deeper meaning.The 'Take Me Out' band...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

16th May 2013

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino...

Fatboy Slim To Headline Bestival

16th May 2013

Fatboy Slim is to headline Bestival.The 49-year-old dance music legend - who topped the bill at the festival when it...

Franz Ferdinand Fixated On New Music

2nd May 2013

Franz Ferdinand are ''fixated'' on their new album.The 'Take Me Out' rockers haven't released a record since 2009 but are...

Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013

25th April 2013

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, the director of Blur's 2009 track Good Song, has been installed as the 2/1 favourite for...

Elton John To Headline Bestival 2013

31st January 2013

Sir Elton John is headlining Bestival 2013.The 'Tiny Dancer' hitmaker will perform on Sunday September 8 during the final evening...

British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

2nd August 2012

Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have signed a petition demanding a fair trial for Russian...

Franz Ferdinand Rocker's Fears For Fans Over Police Clash

28th May 2012

Dozens of fans of British rockers Franz Ferdinand were sprayed with tear gas by police as they were locked out...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Ready To Rock Lollapalooza

11th April 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival. The 'Tell Me Baby' hitmakers will rock the three-day Chicago...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Lollapalooza

11th April 2012

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Black Sabbath will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival.The trio will be...

Katy B Not Confident About Award Win

28th August 2011

Katy B doesn't think she will win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 22-year-old singer is nominated alongside Adele and Tinie Tempah...

British Rockers Pay Tribute To Captain Beefheart

19th December 2010

British music stars from bands including FRANZ FERDINAND, KLAXONS and THE ZUTONS have paid tribute to late American rocker/painter CAPTAIN...

Franz Ferdinand Rumoured For All Tomorrow's Parties

24th November 2010

Franz Ferdinand are rumoured to be preparing for a live return to the UK in December.Fans are hoping the band...

Stars Line Up To Help Collins With Comeback Album

17th June 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND stars ALEX KAPRANOS and NICK MCCARTHY, MAGIC NUMBERS frontman ROMEO STODDART and JOHNNY MARR are among the stars...

Franz Ferdinand's Secret Songs

21st May 2010

Franz Ferdinand are determined to keep their new album a secret.The Scottish rockers are currently working on the follow-up to...

Kapranos Fined By Cops In Mexico

12th April 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was "busted" by cops in Mexico over the weekend (10-11Apr10) after he was caught drinking...

Kapranos Laughs Off Musical Reports

10th March 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has dismissed reports he's begun work on a stage musical - urging fans not to...

Franz Ferdinand's Celebrity Musical

9th March 2010

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos wants to write a musical.The Scottish rocker - who is currently touring Australia with the...

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